Wednesday, June 09, 2010

BKK Travelogue Day2d: Night Shoot

After Chatuchak, I turned my laptop on and decided to do some 30-min pilates. Yesterday was for the arms and the core workout and this one is for the legs and abs. Nothing, if you must know lang naman. Haha! Took a shower and got dressed. For what?? I’m not sure exactly. All I know is that at 9 PM, the night is still young. Young??? =))

Actually, I already have an idea in mind. The Night Shoot. Naks! I say it as if I’m a PRO. LOL! I’m not sure how safe it is for a single lady to walk alone and do photography outdoors but with the energy I have after Pilates, I can’t just bury myself in my room, go counting stars and wait to fall asleep. It’s always the workout effect on me that’s why I’m so stubborn at times when I do it at night and end up having a hard time sleeping. XD

Based on last post’s comment, my friend Lissy told me that my shots aren’t that lame. Thanks gurl. :) But still, please bear with my feeble attempts at photography. LOL!

If you check the map, I provided before, out in the main road you will see the Democracy Monument. It occupies a traffic circle and according to Wikipedia, there are structures in it that represent different things.



A few more walks and I was led to the same area where I was yesterday afternoon, the Wat Ratchanaddaram. And here are some more lame shots. :P


You notice how some great photographers put their settings like this: Nikon D80; Aperture:f/5.0; Exposure:1/30; Focal Length:125mm; ISO:1600 in their captions, mine is very simple. It just goes something like this, rotating the exposure control dial while saying mini-mini-my-nemo then click-click. Hahaha!!!


Oh geese, photography enthusiasts, please don’t feel offended. :P


It’s true what my friend said about this thingy, “Nangangain ng tanga ang DSLR.” Hahaha!!! =)) But honestly it was the only time I experimented with the different settings. I just picked whichever came out nice. :P I was willing to extend and try out some more, when I heard someone calling out ‘Psssts’ from afar.

I dropped the camera down from my aiming position and focused on where the sound is coming from. There’s a guy somewhere near the temple calling out after me probably who just wants my attention. Okay, I’m scared now. I suddenly had images of someone from the back ready to attack (talk about being a paranoid) so I did a 360 turn just to check the surroundings. There are no signs of people nearby but really, what was I thinking?? I’m alone in the area. I certainly don’t do this in the Philippines and all the more so in a foreign country. And given the political state of this place, I don’t know where this brazenness is coming from. I somewhere read that photographers knew it when they already have their perfect shot of their subject and after reviewing my photos; I knew I don’t have it. Shouldn’t be any wonder, I’m not a photographer after all. LOLs! I didn’t have to wait for it; I just simply have to leave this place.

I was already walking away from the place when I was startled with a loud message tone from my phone (outdoor settings, if you must know, haha!!) and all of a sudden I felt excited as if it came from someone special. And it’s confirmed, it’s from J. Hihi. But to my disappointment, the message reads (okay, no omitting)
“hw was d triptoday? I cant go out today as hv to wk up at 5am for playing golf, njoy yr trip.”

I stare at my phone distrustfully with my right eyebrow reaching the heavens and felt like shouting to it, “THAT’S WHY YOU DON’T HAVE A GIRLFRIEND!!! YOU’RE ALWAYS BUSY PLAYING GOLF!”
On second thoughts, there I was already typing the same message sugarcoating in a different way by saying initially that I am fine and still stressing the point that maybe the reason why he can’t find a girlfriend is because of his golf addiction. I added some smileys for a good measure. Hahaha!!!

Oh well, why was I disappointed?? He wasn’t my boyfriend to begin with, LOL! And besides, I have some night photography to deal with. Which reminded me, that J toured me to this different temple. I’m sure it’s just around here, it can’t be that far and it is golden in form. Ignoring the incident a while ago about the guy distracting me, I walked and walked some more. I crossed the road and saw this way that leads to the Golden Mount,


True, being single for long has taught me to become fearless and I always have this confidence in me that with my built and everything, I can overpower someone, even a guy in times of danger. Yes, I feel like I’m superwoman I don’t know why. Haha!! But there’s this thing in me also called shrewdness. I know finding my way to have a closer look at the temple is too risky for me. I finally decided to go back the hostel.
And while walking back, I see a group of military forces in motorcycle on the road going to the direction I am heading to which is back to the hostel. Oh no, this afternoon I just saw them congregating and it is because there is an ongoing rally. Panic grips. What is going on in our area????

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those were pretty good shot Casey... did you use a tripod?

Anonymous said...

btw I'm just looking at your flag counter.. wtf.. you have Japanese blog readers? lol
and you're popular in Singapore?


Wil

Anonymous said...

Pretty good?????? Really???

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

I thought you'd say horrible!! Haha!! Tripod?? I don't have budget for that! LOL!! I just bought the cover lens recently in MY and a bag for the DSLR. Haha!!

So much time to check on my flag counters huh? Haha!! Well, SG is understandable I think I have lotsa friends there..Japan, I dunno!! LOL!

-KC

Anonymous said...

uh what's a cover lens? lol..

Invest on a cheap tripod deng, and put the setting on A. (aperture)
Put the F number to like 22, so it'll be a long exposure.. aka it'll take a long time to take the picture, and the photos will just pop. (30 seconds to take 1 photo)


Pfft I saw flags on the right side of the blog, and I was shocked Canada wasn't in the top 3 lol..

Wil

Anonymous said...

i mean lens cover! haha!!

A? really? i like the P setting more, always gives me nice outcome. LOL!

its understandable, I think you're my only viewer in Canada. Haha!! You have to click more often here to make it in the top 3. HAHAHA!!

-KC

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